Find this year's National Caregivers
Nominate a Caregiver for a Prestigious Award and Chance to Win $10,000!
To mark National Family Caregiver Day on April 5, Canada Cares has launched the 2014 Caregiver Awards. It’s all part of a unique program, called Canada Cares (www.canadacares.org
), that supports and celebrates caregivers of all kinds across the country. The awards, which will be presented at both a regional and national level, will recognize a total of 10 exceptional caregivers – five family and five professional – in four regions: Western, Central, Atlantic and Northern Canada.
“If you know a caregiver who deserves recognition, we want to hear from you,” said Caroline Tapp-McDougall, Chair of Canada Cares, explaining that the awards announcement follows the success last year of the inaugural caregiver awards program. “The number of caregivers is growing at a rapid pace across the country, with one in four Canadian adults providing care at home for a loved one, and it’s time to support and recognize people for their tireless, selfless efforts to help others in need."
As part of the program, one deserving nominee will be selected to win the $10,000 Canada Cares One Wish Award, sponsored by We Care Home Health Services.
New this year, Canada Cares will also recognize communities and employers that are proving to be leaders in the ways that they celebrate and support caregivers. The Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Award, in partnership with the Canadian Abilities Foundation, and the Caring Communities Award will be presented to one community and one business or organization nationally, based on public nominations.
Nominations – which can be submitted online, by mail or by video – will be accepted until September 15, 2014 with winners announced in November.
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is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about caregiving and providing support for family and professional caregivers. It has been created through a unique partnership between healthcare organizations and businesses across the country, including Stroke Recovery Canada®
, a program of March of Dimes Canada.